James Lewicki is recognized as a national expert in place-based and project-based learning, as well as creating multi-age, ‘co- authored’ learning communities.
James brings to the table over 20 years of experience working closely with over 150 new and redesigned schools - from small to large, rural to urban, and elementary to high school - across 20 states. Many of these schools are now recognized among America's top schools. He appreciates all that it takes for a team of teachers to create and sustain a living school community.
Prior to his work in school formation and redesign, James taught for 17 years as a K-12 public school teacher. He was a Wisconsin Teacher of the Year finalist, receiving a prestigious Kohl Fellowship for outstanding innovative teaching, and was Crawford County Conservation Teacher of the Year. Before education, James was a YMCA Camp Director for 8 years and wilderness instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Lewicki has an M.E.P.D. in Education from the University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse, an M.S. in Outdoor Education Administration from George Williams College, a B.S. in Social Sciences from The Evergreen State College, and an A.A. in Outdoor Recreation Leadership from Colorado Mountain College.
James and his wife, Renee, live in Colorado after raising five children in Wisconsin, who are now pursuing their dreams across America and the World.
Available for a quick consult, or a longer engagement, he can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org